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Always: The Roaring Twenties

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Known as the Jazz Age, THE ROARING TWENTIES was an exciting time in American (and world) history. America and its allies had gone through World War I and come out victorious, the Depression was years away, and Prohibition was but a mere inconvenience for those in the know. The popular music of the day reflected this upbeat, carefree, and confident attitude: "Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh," and "I'm Sitting On Top of the World" are but two vivid examples. Also, blues and the then-new phenomenon known as jazz were making their presence felt in the songs of Paul Whiteman (whose band featured many future stars), Ruth Etting, and Ethel Waters. ALWAYS is a sonic portal to another decade and another America.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:21
2 2:49
3
feat: Nick Lucas
3:07
4 2:55
5 3:10
6 2:33
7 3:16
8
feat: Ethel Waters
3:16
9 3:24
10 3:07
11 3:03
12
feat: Gene Austin
2:50
13 2:52
14
feat: Revelers
3:24
15 2:46
16 2:40
17
feat: Ruth Etting
3:23
18
feat: Henry Burr
3:42
19 3:16
20 3:22
21 2:56
22 3:28
23
feat: Nick Lucas
3:04
24
feat: Revelers
3:08
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